In the world of cricket, exciting news is brewing! Two young Indian stars, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan, are making waves in the MRF Tyres ODI Batting Rankings. While Pakistan’s Babar Azam still maintains his top spot, Gill and Kishan are steadily closing in on the leader after their remarkable performances in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023.
Let’s dive into the details:
Shubman Gill’s Spectacular Rise
Shubman Gill unbeaten 67* during India’s crucial match against Nepal not only secured a victory but also propelled him to a career-high rating of 750 points. This outstanding performance catapulted him to the third position on the ODI batting rankings.
It’s important to note that this remarkable achievement comes just one month before the start of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Ishan Kishan’s Brilliance
Ishan Kishan showcased his batting prowess with a brilliant knock of 82 in India’s match against Pakistan in Pallekele. This outstanding performance earned him a new career-best rating of 624 points and a 12-place leap to the 24th spot in the updated list for ODI batters.
Babar Azam Remains at the Helm
Babar Azam, the Pakistani skipper, has only played one innings so far in the Asia Cup but left an indelible mark with a superb 151 against Nepal. With a commanding total of 882 rating points, he continues to lead the ODI batting rankings.
Rassie van der Dussen from South Africa holds on to the second spot, closely followed by Shubman Gill, who made a significant leap in the rankings over the past week.
Now, let’s take a look at the top 5 ODI batters:
|1||Babar Azam (Pakistan)||882|
|2||Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)||XXX|
Rising Stars in Bowling Rankings
It’s not just the batsmen who are making headlines; bowlers are also leaving their mark on the rankings. Pakistan’s pace spearhead, Shaheen Afridi, moved up four places to claim the fifth position on the list.
He achieved this feat thanks to his impressive six-wicket haul in Pakistan’s first two matches.
His teammates, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah, also reached new career-high ratings after their stellar performances. Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s skipper, Shakib Al Hasan, is back in the top 10, and Sri Lanka’s spinner, Maheesh Theekshana, made significant progress.
Here’s a glimpse of the top 5 ODI bowlers:
|1||Josh Hazlewood (Australia)||XXX|
|2||Mitchell Starc (Australia)||XXX|
|5||Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)||XXX|
T20I Rankings Reshuffled
Switching gears to T20I rankings, South Africa’s captain, Aiden Markram, has moved up one place to equal third on the list for T20I batters. He also climbed four spots to secure the fourth position for all-rounders, thanks to his stellar performances on home soil.
Australia’s Mitchell Marsh made an impressive leap of 14 places to the 11th position for T20I batters, following his Player of the Series performance.
The T20I batter rankings now look like this:
|1||Suryakumar Yadav (India)||XXX|
England’s skipper, Jos Buttler, moved up two places to the eighth position, while young sensation Harry Brook soared an astonishing 51 spots to share the 27th position following their impressive scores against New Zealand.
In the fiercely contested T20I bowling rankings, England’s Adil Rashid claimed the second position, and Sam Curran improved to the eighth spot. Afghanistan’s ace, Rashid Khan, continues to lead the pack.
Here’s how the T20I bowling rankings stand:
|1||Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)||XXX|
|2||Adil Rashid (England)||XXX|
The cricketing world is abuzz with these exciting developments. As the players continue to impress on the field, the rankings will undoubtedly witness more shuffles and surprises. Stay tuned for more thrilling cricket action!